Yesterday, the Senate did the right thing by passing the Protect America Act and preventing our nation’s private sector national security partners from being left unprotected from frivolous lawsuits, today. It is now up to the House to recognize that without these partners our intelligence and national security communities will ultimately grind to a halt. The private sector brings to bear the innovation, skilled labor and hard work of millions of people every day in the name of our nation’s security.

The political machinations in Congress are not lost on the hundreds of companies who work with our armed forces and intelligence communities to keep us safe. If we do not stand up for our private sector national security partners now, we can expect fewer companies to expose themselves to litigation on behalf of a country that needs their talents in the decades to come.